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Why Choose > RATIONAL

The RATIONAL Group is the worldwide market and technology leader for hot food preparation in professional kitchens. Founded over 45 years ago, in 1973, the company employs more than 850 people in Germany and a total of over 2300 employees worldwide. RATIONAL�s primary corporate objective has always been to offer the maximum possible benefits to its customers.

Regular innovation has guaranteed its leading position by far in terms of technology and market share. Rapid growth has seen our worldwide market share increase to 54% and 70% in the UK. Our goal is to be the easiest catering equipment supplier to deal with. With over 1,000,000 units sold worldwide, more than 120 million meals are now prepared every day in RATIONAL units in all parts of the world.

More Intelligence > iCombi Pro

While the challenges in catering are diverse, the answer from Rational is simple: Intelligence. Thanks to four intelligent functions, the world market leader in thermal cooking solutions has created the new iCombi Pro combi-steamer; which combines 50% higher productivity, 10% shorter cooking time and 10% lower energy consumption in a single cooking system compared to the predecessor model, while still guaranteeing outstanding uniformity, even at full loads. Time and energy-optimised cooking as well as intervention in the cooking path provides more flexibility in the kitchen. The ultra-fast interim clean in just 12 minutes reduces downtimes to a minimum. The iCombi Pro combines intelligent productivity, efficiency and flexibility.

More Support > ConnectedCooking

ConnectedCooking is the latest network solution for professional kitchens. Whether you use one or more RATIONAL units, ConnectedCooking offers you completely new and convenient application options. The only thing you need to do is connect your RATIONAL unit to a network.

Let yourself be inspired by ConnectedCooking. You can simply do away with time-consuming tasks, you will always be supported when you need it and you will get the necessary reliability you expect in your business. Whether it's the iCombi Pro, VarioCookingCenter� or iCombi Classic � with ConnectedCooking you can always have everything in sight.

More Innovation > iVario Pro

iVario Pro. The New RATIONAL cooking system that can go way beyond what a tilting pan, boiling pan or deep-fat fryer can achieve. One of the most modern cooking systems for enormous productivity, flexibility and symplicity. Looks like a tilting pan, but it can do so much more: boiling, frying, deep-frying and pressure cooking - the iVario Pro replaces virtually all conventional cooking appliances, because it has the power. It's unique heating technology combines power with precision. Because it has intelligent cooking assistants, which think, learn and support. Because it is up to 4 times as fast, requires up to 40% less energy with a huge space gain compared to conventional cookng appliances. Or in other words: Because it can!

More Training > LIVE ONLINE

See for yourself. Live online.

Attend Live online and discover how RATIONAL cooking systems improve day-to-day kitchen operations and experience just how powerful the appliances are.
Discover how RATIONAL cooking systems can benefit your operation.
> iCombi Pro Live online
> iVario Pro Live online
> A comprehensive choice of dates and time available
> 45 minute Live online event accessed via PC, tablet or mobile


Jeff Bland, Executive Chef, The Balmoral speaks about how the RATIONAL appliances help with the demands of their huge catering operation for the hotels hot thermal food prepartion requirements.

Why are RATIONAL appliances the ideal cooking system for your hotel? The combi-steamer can free up or replace a wide variety of special appliances, such as convection ovens, tilting pans, rotisseries, boilers, deep-fat fryers or steamers. You can grill, roast, bake, steam, stew, blanch or poach food, all within a space of less than approx. 1m2.